All posts by Sean Fargo

Blame and Threat Into Appreciate and Suggest

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin There’s no such thing as ‘the hole is on your side of the boat’ The paradox in performance improving conversations is that

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Structuring an Improvement Conversation

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “The term “feedback” has (be)come an euphemism for criticizing others, as in ‘the boss gave me feedback on my presentation.’

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No Such Thing As Constructive Feedback [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “When I hear, ‘I’ve got some feedback for you,’ my brain shuts down.” It is important to let others know when

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Establishing and Maintaining Commitments [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin Tara is distressed. Her colleagues are not honoring their commitments, which makes it impossible for her to deliver on hers. Her anxiety is

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Making an Effective Complaint [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin When someone makes a promise to you, she is not only promising to deliver what she committed; she is also promising to not let you down. If

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Making an Effective Apology [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin Your promises are not just commitments to fulfill in the future; they are guarantees of integrity you must honor in the present. Satisfaction

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Could You Elaborate On Ego Versus Healthy Self-Esteem?

How well can you differentiate your ego and self-esteem? Learn to incorporate mindfulness on elaborating ego versus healthy self-esteem. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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How to Commit With Integrity

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Economic life depends on moral bonds of social trust. This is the unspoken, unwritten bond between fellow citizens that facilitates

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How to Elicit Effective Commitments

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Do or do not… There is no try. –Yoda” Your well-formed request demands a clear response. There are only three

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Making an Effective Request

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin Decisions are worthless unless they turn into commitments. Talk is cheap. That’s why it’s easy to decide. Action is expensive. That’s

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Escalating Disagreements Cleanly [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “My job is not to be right, my job is to raise the issue when I’m concerned to alert the people who make the final call.” Clean escalation

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Resolving Conflict Between Teammates [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin Damned if you hear it, damned if you don’t. Such is your predicament as a manager receiving an unclean escalation. If you “hear the case”,

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Simple Mindfulness Strategy – Take 5

If you are looking to be mindful in your life, then you have to understand this. Learn this simple mindfulness strategy in your daily life. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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When Not To Listen to Your Employees

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin You shouldn’t listen to an employee who wants help to solve a conflict with another. You might feel proud of “mediating” among your team

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Resolve Conflicts as One Team [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “So oft in (organizational) wars The disputants, I ween, Rail on in utter ignorance Of what each other mean, And prate about an Elephant Not

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Never Negotiate Without a Safety Net [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Each of us must be better off as one of us.” If you are negotiating with me in good faith, you must believe that you can do better with me

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Identify and Eliminate the Sources of Conflict [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Most parents hate to experience conflict, are deeply troubled when it occurs, and are quite confused about how to handle it constructively.

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How to Collaborate Through Conflict

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Nothing in the world
 is as soft and yielding as water. Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible, nothing can surpass it. The soft overcomes

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Why and How to Say Sorry [Video]

Apologising doesn’t generally come easily – but it always tends to pay off beautifully. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step guidance for developing mindfulness

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Why Achievers Crash and Burn [Video]

Why do achievers crash and burnout so often? It’s usually because of these four horsemen of achievement: 1. The Need to Help Everyone2. Lost Focus3. No Skill Acquisition4. No Celebration

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Trump And A Post-Truth World

IntegralLife.com KenWilber.com Here Is Your Free Ebook: Ken Wilber is an American writer who focuses on transpersonal psychology and integral theory. Transpersonal psychology is a particular school

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How To Have Self Compassion

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The Source Of All Trust

What's missing in your life? What were you really meant to do? Listen to this powerful talk on the source of all trust by Eckhart Tolle. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Dalai Lama’s Top 10 Rules

He’s a monk of the Gelug or “Yellow Hat” school of Tibetan Buddhism, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The 14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso. The 14th

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Affirmations For Calm & Relaxation

DEEPLY calming music for your health and well-being. With spoken affirmations of peace and calm scattered throughout the music. Listen twice daily for maximum peaceful results to take place

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Guided Meditation For Self-Acceptance

Self-Acceptance Guided Meditation This is a 10 minute guided meditation that is meant to help you start your day in a calm and loving way. This is day four of our full meditation series and in

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Guided Meditation for Anxiety, Stress & Sleep

Guided Meditation for Stress and Anxiety and Sleep Let’s face it: our world is stressful. Never before has so much been expected of individual human beings. Consider that for around 200,000

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Practice Gratitude, Learn To Say Thank You

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero Freestyles complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses

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Setting Up “Triggers” to Sustain Habits

When you have big goals, your habits are the wheels on the road to achievement. Without maintaining the right habits, it’s impossible to be a loving human, build your career, or create

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The Power of Self-Inquiry – Byron Katie

Byron Katie talks about the Power of Self-Inquiry as part of her The Work method designed to help you access your inner wisdom and freedom. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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The Mind and Your Reality – Thought Provoking

Defeating Your Greatest Opponent. This Video is about finding the strength to be extraordinary when it is most difficult. It discusses identifying your dreams, defining yourself as someone who

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Lani Shiota: How Awe Transforms Body and Mind

Argues that awe is a fundamental part of being human—making our bodies and minds more receptive to new information, new experiences, and life’s deeper meaning. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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40% Rule: Key to Overcoming Mental Barriers

About 99 percent of the people who start marathons in the United States finish them. That’s an astoundingly high number considering the pain and turmoil that every marathon runner faces.

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Are We Too Materialistic?

The worry that we are too materialistic is an inevitable one in a modern consumer society. The answer, surprisingly, is that there are better and worse versions of materialism. “It doesn’t

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5 Steps Towards True Meditation

Image credits: BookMeditationRetreats.com As a yogi, meditation has come up quite a bit in my practice over the years. My teacher has advocated for at least 1 hour of meditation time in a day, wherein

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Lena Dunham Tries Meditating

Lena Dunham has a meditation session from hell in this Vogue original short. Featuring: Jack Antonoff, Lena Dunham, Cole Escola, Jemima Kirke, Rafa Kirke, Jenni Konner, Beau Sam Liz Watson &

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Denali: A Meditation on Clouds

Some of the most interesting cloud formations and movements I’ve seen. Just a few sample clips.Taken from 11k and 14k camps on Denali’s West Buttress route in 2014.Our independent

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3 Deep Breathing Exercises to Reduce Stress & Anxiety

https://mindfulnessexercises.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/3-Deep-Breathing-Exercises-to-Reduce-Stress-Anxiety.mp4 Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step guidance for developing

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Dalai Lama: “Why Meditate?”

The Dalai Lama talks about the importance of meditation for day to day well-being. Meditating helps turn a moment of irritation and stress into calmness. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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EXHALE – A Visual Meditation

Taste the fresh air by watching. This short exhale visual meditation with soothing music by Loy Wesselburg might be just what you need on a stressful day. Exhale... 90 seconds of fresh air. Enjoy!Music

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Mindfulness of Sensations and Breath

The first session defines meditation and describes the Buddhist teachings that give a context to the path of practice. We explore the two basic types of meditation–concentration and mindfulness–and

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Mindfulness Guided Meditation

Take a moment out for yourself and focus on the breath with this guided mindfulness meditation with expert guide Deepak Chopra. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Chris Sharma: Mindfulness

Chris Sharma & Mark Coleman wrap up the Inside Game series with a talk about mindfulness.After struggling on a tough boulder problem multiple times & eventually topping out, it becomes

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Mindfulness Meditation with Deepak Chopra

Explore the cosmic consciousness with Dr. Deepak Chopra in this mindful guided meditation. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step guidance for developing mindfulness

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Mindfulness Story

Meditation can unwind your mental and emotional stress if done properly. In this mindfulness story, follow these 4 simple steps as you practice mindfulness. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Mindfulness 9 Attitudes

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, talks about the 9 Attitudes of Mindfulness,how to use them in our Mindfulness practice and daily life.Jon is the founder of the Center for Mindfulnessat the University of

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SLOW WAKE

Music: Aaron Martin: Slow Wake / aar0nmartin.wordpress.com/page/3/See Human Being Is A Human Dreaming project on Behance behance.net/gallery/23694667/WISH-LAMPSVideo: complexitygraphics.com

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BELLS of MINDFULNESS

Sister Dang Nhiem is a nun at Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, CA. She practices Zen Buddhism in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Sister D shows us the proper way to invite the sound of the

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Mark Williams on Mindfulness

Is mindfulness the answer to all our prayers? The benefits are compelling: it’s free, you can do it anytime, anywhere, and it’s been scientifically proven to work. It is recognized by those

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Breathing Meditation

prAna Mindful Living Ambassador Mark Coleman leads a one-minute meditation focused on using our breath to help us live in the moment… Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Dean Potter: Death

Dean Potter talks with prAna mindfulness ambassador Mark Coleman about death –something that is ever present for all us. When we acknowledge death, it can give us perspective to help live

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Listening Meditation

prAna Mindful Living Ambassador Mark Coleman leads a 6-minute meditation focused on listening to help us live in the moment… Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Relax in Virtual Reality

Meditation made simple & visual.guidedmeditationvr.com/ Available now for Gear VR. Coming soon for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Bring peace, joy, and calm back into your daily life with

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Wave House

If you would build a house made of moving waves? What it would be? Art director Justin Vin has collaborated with a team of talented artists to find this out. This project is an approach to see

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Sky Gazing Meditation with Chris Sharma

prAna.com | Mark Coleman leads Chris Sharma through a 6 minute ‘Sky Gazing’ Meditation that will settle you down and open your mind. If you are inspired to follow along, be sure to have

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Thich Nhat Hanh – Steps of Mindful Breathing

This talk from Thay was given on Friday, September 10th 2010 on the third day of the Singapore retreat “The Art of Living Happily in the Here and Now” Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Meditation | Flare

The sun broke through the clouds for just a few minutes after several days of darkness during hurricane Irene. The chaos of the wind combined with the stunning beauty of the sunset prompted

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Morning Meditation Hike

Morning Meditation with Garth Stevenson A montage of musician Garth Stevenson’s ethereal morning meditation hike at the Wanderlust Festival in Lake Tahoe 2011. Filmed and edited by Jefe

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Practice: Hunger Mindfulness

Ken Wilber presents the practice of hunger mindfulness in this video. He talks about proper ways you can do like assuming the attitude of observing self.More about Full Spectrum Mindfulness by Ken

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Forest Meditation

Video: complexitygraphics.com by Tatiana PlakhovaMusic by Daniil MukaseyPlay this video on loop: complexitygraphics.com/FOREST-MEDITATION Follow complexity graphics on Facebook:facebook.com/complexitygraphics/ On

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Isochronic Tones – Delta Meditation

This video features my favorite forms of meditation audio; isochronic tones. You will find that these are very powerful and very effective for inducing quiet and profound states. In this video

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The Mindful Art of Thich Nhat Hanh

september 5, 2013, new york, NY – abc home, in partnership with blue cliff monastery, hosts Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh for the US premiere exhibition of Calligraphic Meditation: The Mindful

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Mindful Sourcing

What is mindful sourcing? In this video you will learn about being mindful in sourcing your food and other important commodities in your daily living. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Mark Coleman – Mindful Living

Mark Coleman, Prana Ambassador, talks about mindful living in this video. How can you live in the moment? How can mindfulness help you achieve it? Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Gil Fronsdal: Awareness

Recorded at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City on Oct. 19, 2011 Gil Fronsdal talks about awareness as a mindfulness tradition. He discusses the different words associated with mindfulness

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How to Really Listen in A Difficult Conversation

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Our first reaction to most of the statements we hear from other people is an immediate evaluation, or judgment, rather than an understanding

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How To Manage Difficult Conversations

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin  “I don’t care how much you know, until I know how much you care.” Steven Covey A “difficult conversation” is difficult

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How To Curb Prejudice With Humility

By Fred KofmanPhilosopher and Vice President at Linkedin In the picture we see a uniformed police officer running behind a man in plain clothes. The obvious interpretation is that the white policeman

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The Ladder Of Inference

By Fred KofmanPhilosopher and Vice President at Linkedin I just had an e-argument with a colleague. Two days ago he asked me to send him some information “as soon as I could”. I’ve

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The Secret of Productive Conversations

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Smart people don’t learn… because they have too much invested in proving that they know and avoiding being seen as not knowing.”

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Are You A Knower Or A Learner?

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin If we are wise enough to base our self-esteem not on being “right” but on being rational—on being conscious—and on having integrity, then

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Why Love requires Generosity

We’re used to thinking about love as a kind of admiration for perfection. But there’s another side to what love should mean: tolerance for, and imagination about, the less than perfect sides

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How To Deal With Anxiety

Anxiety is a sign to pay attention and bring your A-game. You can turn it into drama, a false cataclysmic feeling, or you can use it as a performance enhancement tool. Here are the three primary

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Buddhist Meditation: Relax Mind And Body

We devoted to creating a new collection of LONG MEDITATION MUSIC videos for you to relax and enjoy in your daily meditation. In our channel, you will find MUSIC playlists dedicated to BINAURAL

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Advanced Dream Control

You can do anything in a lucid dream. The possibilities are limitless. There are, however, some tasks that need a high level of self control and a good mastery over the dream. Beginner dreamers often

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Indian Flute Yoga: Calming Music

We are devoted to creating a new collection of LONG MEDITATION MUSIC videos for you to relax and enjoy in your daily meditation. In our channel, you will find MUSIC playlists dedicated to BINAURAL

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Deep Listening

Credit: Frank Ostaseski Founder, Metta Institute Frank Ostaseski is the Founder of Metta Institute http://www.mettainstitute.org/Fbio.html Frank Ostaseski is a Buddhist teacher, international

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Mindful Walking In Nature

A refreshing, nature-inspired mindfulness retreat that will eliminate your current stressors and leave you refreshed and refocused to tackle day's tasks. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Awe is Important

Dacher Keltner, director of the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) and professor at UC Berkeley, gives an overview of the young science of awe, from how it’s expressed to its benefits

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Keep Religion Out of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is very much in vogue at this moment as many of you probably know. And it’s often taught as though it were a glorified version of an executive stress ball. It’s a tool you want

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Sports, Performance, and Mindfulness

The mindfulness coach to the Seattle Seahawks at Wisdom 2.0 2014. http://www.wisdom2conference.com. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step guidance for developing mindfulness

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Learn To Say Thank You

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero Join Jason Silva as he freestyles complex systems of society, technology, and

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Jealous People [Video]

Dealing with jealousy isn’t easy or pleasant. How do you deal with people in your life who are jealous, while remaining sane and steadfast on your path? Consider the four ideas in this

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Story of Fear [Video]

Prince EA bares the truth on fear by sharing a personal story about it as well as revealing what he discovered to be the best way to deal with it. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Over-Friendly People [Video]

Friendliness is a great virtue. Over-friendliness can be an unexpected problem. “There is a particularly poignant way to be a social disaster: through over-friendliness, a pattern of behavior

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“Triggers” to Sustain Habits [Video]

When you have big goals, your habits are the wheels on the road to achievement. Without maintaining the right habits, it’s impossible to be a loving human, build your career, or create

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Power of Self-Inquiry [Video]

From Wisdom 2.0 2016 in San Francisco.Join us at our upcoming event Wisdom 2.0 2017 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, February 17-19. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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’40 Percent Rule’ [Video]

About 99 percent of the people who start marathons in the United States finish them. That’s an astoundingly high number considering the pain and turmoil that every marathon runner faces.

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Are we too Materialistic? [Video]

The worry that we are too materialistic is an inevitable one in the modern consumer society. The answer, surprisingly, is that there are better and worse versions of materialism. “It doesn’t

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When You Are Hopeless [Video]

When you feel hopeless, here's a great video that pulls you out from the pit of hopelessness to see that your aspirations remain true and within your grasp. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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